The long dinning table can seat up to 20 - great for entertaining or spreading out that tour map!The modern open-plan kitchen is fully equipped.

Entire home/apt

8 guests

2 bedrooms

5 beds

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About this listing

A spacious (160 sq m) open-plan first floor loft style apartment. The entire gable end is comprised of an impressive floor to ceiling 12-metre long window. 2 bedrooms with en-suite. Mezzanine with 2 single mattresses. doub sofa bed. Modern kitchen.

The space

A huge, light and airy space. The open-plan modern kitchen is well equipped and a great place to cook. There are 2 sofas in the seating areas and a large dinning table. Both bedrooms have showers and whirlpool baths to unwind. The bathroom ceilings have large sky-light windows to gaze at the passing clouds or stars while in the bath. The apartments is accessed via an external stairway and is unfortunately not suitable for anyone with decreased mobility.

Guest access

The whole apartment is for guests and is not shared. The Tractor Shed Loft Apartment is situated in Glensallagh Gardens and you may come across us (or others guests staying in our other property) in the garden. You are welcome to enjoy the garden at you leisure. There is a great place to sit and relax and we have a huge fire fit (shared) for BBQ and just sitting around a fire.

Interaction with guests

Our house is also situated in the garden and our door is always open should you need us. That said, we like to provide our guests with privacy while they are here and we keep a low profile. We have been known to have a drink/afternoon tea/BBQ/drinks with guests and we enjoy meeting new people. Our little Jack Russell terrier Pola enjoys meeting primates - especially if they make a fuss of her!

Other things to note

We have a wind turbine (which is very quiet) - this provides some of the electricity you will be using. The hot water in the Tractor Shed Loft Apartment is generated by solar panels.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: €5 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: €30
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

Please treat our home with respect. Please treat your hosts as you would like to be treated. Pets with good owners welcome. No smoking inside. We recycle here but it is easy and we will explain it to you when you arrive. Please drive very slowly around the garden, we have dogs as well as ducks wondering around the place. We generate some electricity with our quiet wind turbine. Please turn off lights when you leave the property and only use the tumble dryer sparingly. We are happy for you to celebrate with a party/dinner party etc, while here but not for more people than are in the booking without prior arrangement.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

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25 Reviews

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Kate User Profile
June 2017
The Tractor Shed is a very very special place. From arrival through Richards 'bosky tunnel' to his magical woods and being shown into our stunning rooms for the weekend all was beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for all the hospitality and great local advice for our explorations of West Cork.

Sophie User Profile
May 2017
Amazing place! Stayed here for 4 nights. There were half a dozen eggs and some delicious bread waiting for us when we arrived. The loft was amazing with two whirlpool baths and a fully stocked kitchen. The gardens were also very beautiful, with trails to follow and a fire pit. Richard was friendly and very accommodating. A lot to see in the area around.

Marie User Profile
May 2017
Richard was a great host took the time and effort to bring me on a guided tour of their land, explaining in great detail about the growth of their wonderful trees, plants and delicious salad greens. Great experience and so lovely to connect with true nature. Thanks also Bob for also taking valuable time out to talk about the home growing salads and vegetables. Sorry we didn't get to experience the pop up restaurant. The tractor loft very interesting space to stay in, enjoyed every moment Many thanks and best wishes Marie Anton and Tadhg

Jorge & Amy User Profile
April 2017
A magical haven in a remote spot - we've had a wonderful family holiday here and would highly recommend. Highlights included a warm welcome from the host, tasty home grown produce on the doorstep, an incredible open plan living space and a magical BBQ set in a wild location with breathtaking views. We will be back!
Richard & Jules User ProfileRichard & Jules is a superhost.
Response from Richard & Jules:
Aw but it was great meeting ye!
April 2017

Stephen User Profile
April 2017
We loved it!! Super rural location and accommodation, such a wonderful space within the shed with expansive views and the comfort of a hotel. We were greeted by the geese and the ducks as we arrived, which made the kids giggle. Jules and Richard made us so welcome, the eggs and the salad leaves, mmmm. We loved Monty and Pola, such lovable dogs. The peace and quiet of not having any internet, no TV...heaven! We loved the forest walks on the property and roasting marshmallows at the firepit. Location is close to Ballydehob, take note to turn left at the US Mail post box to find your piece of heaven. Super location to visit the West Cork peninsulas. We will be back!!!
Richard & Jules User ProfileRichard & Jules is a superhost.
Response from Richard & Jules:
Thank you for your lovely review Stephen. We look forward to seeing you and the family back this way again sometime. You are always very welcome.
April 2017

Richard User Profile
January 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the Tractorshed. Ballydehob is a great little village, with Budds restaurant and Levis' bar being well worth visiting. Richard & Jules were great and interesting hosts. Five stars.

Elke User Profile
September 2016
If you like fields, farming and rough landscapes this is a Superinteresting place. Richard s Air Bnb has a dreamlike retreat-character.Richard = supernice, house = supernice, surroundings = off the beaten track and beautiful. Five stars.
Richard & Jules User ProfileRichard & Jules is a superhost.
Response from Richard & Jules:
Dear Elke, Thank you for your 'supernice' review. Jules was sorry she didn't get to welcome you this trip but hopefully next time. Richard & Jules
September 2016

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Richard & Jules User ProfileRichard & Jules is a superhost.

Richard is a retired exploration geologist and Jules is a medical anthropologist. Both us us have traveled extensively (both having worked in sub-Saharan Africa, in Richard's case for over 40 years!) We also loved our experiences travelling in India. Richard also spent 5 years sailing on his boat in the Indian Ocean. Since retiring in 2008 Richard has been working tirelessly on developing our woodland garden and vegetable plots. Jules lectures part time in London (some commute!) and enjoys growing flowers & designing the gardens. We sell our unusual salad leaves, veg and edible flowers to local organic and artisan cafes and restaurants in the area.
We are keen cooks and are lucky to have excellent artisanal food products on our doorstep here in West Cork.
We enjoy chatting to our guests and sharing a drink with them on occasion but also happy to keep a low profile. We are here if you need us. We can of course advise you on where to go and where to eat etc.
We also share our home with Pola (5 year old long haired Jack Russell terrier) who enjoys tummy rubs and hunting rabbits and Monty (a 10 year old Border Collie) who is quite shy until you get to know him.
Richard can speak enough French to get by and we both speak a little Swahili.

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